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21 year-old design student, an Afghan origin from Elmshorn, Madina Taher is the winner of Miss Universe Germany 2008 Pageant took place last night at the Steigenberger Hotel, in Bad Pyrmont. She stands stunning at 5’8″ and will be the representative of Germany in the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant which will be held at Vietnam.
Pageant’s run-ups are:
1st Runner-up – Larissa Krumhoff of Wiesbaden
2nd Runner-up – Kristine David of Meissen
By Sean Nero, Trinidad Guardian
Officials at the Pageant Company of T&T got more than they bargained for yesterday during the screening of delegates to represent this country at two international beauty pageants this year.
More than 150 potential queens turned up at Zen nightclub on Keate Street, Port-of-Spain, hoping to be selected as one of seven finalists who would eventually vie for the opportunity to represent this country at the Miss Universe and Miss World competitions.
July 15 is the date given for the staging of Miss Universe in Vietnam, while Miss World is advertised to take place in October in Ukraine.
Successful young women who will vie for the honour of representing T&T at the two contests are:
* Gabrielle Walcott, 23;
* Sasiya Albert, 22;
* Makeda O Neal, 23;
* Kerry-Ann Murphy, 19;
* Priya Chanderbally, 24;
* June Lightbourne, 23;and,
* Anya Ayoung-Chee, 26.
If you haven’t visited http://www.beautiesofamerica.com in a while, be sure to check us out soon! Delegate photos will begin to be posted later this week, and new appearance photos have been added.
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The 80s anthem Girls Just Wanna Have Fun rang out – a sort of mission statement for the Miss Wellington beauty pageant.
The first search in eight years for Wellington’s next top model was held last night at the Loaded Hog bar.
With ten contestants, a VIP section full of men, and a crowd of cheering female supporters, the battle was fierce.
Winner Rebecca Connor, 23, of Seatoun, was the crowd’s favourite when she strolled out to the catwalk for the first sports-themed round dressed as a golfer – though not one you’re likely to see too often. She was not too worried about the pressures of the Miss Universe-sanctioned pageant: “It’s just all in the name of fun for me.”
To those who criticise beauty pageants as relics of another era, she had a simple answer. “I think it’s about confidence for girls. I don’t think it should be taken too seriously.”
Other contestants appeared in sports gear as varied and flexible as “army”, “aerobics” and “Pocahontas”. Some contestants from the Hutt Valley were eager to get to the bikini round – appearing early on with very little clothing at all.
Word on the Miss America circuit is that Kirsten Haglund is the most booked Miss America in the past decade. Her schedule is filled with speaking engagements and appearances all around the United States.
The 19-year-old Farmington Hills resident and newly crowned Miss America will come back to Michigan for a special Miss America Homecoming event, Friday, Feb. 29, and Saturday, March 1, at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.
Hometown fans of Haglund may purchase tickets to the 7 p.m. Feb. 29 show, in which Haglund and the top 10 Miss America contestants will perform. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling (800) 585-3737 or (616) 222-4000 or by visiting the Miss Michigan Scholarship Program Web site at www.missmichigan.org.
There will be an autograph session on Saturday, March 1, and an invitation-only Gala dinner event.